Populists’ surge in Italy stops in voting for Italy’s mayors
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Populists’ surge in Italy stops in voting for Italy’s mayors

ROME (AP) — Italian voters have rejected the populist 5-Star Movement in mayoral elections, favoring established center-left and center-right tickets, but its leader vowed Monday to press on until national power is achieved. With a majority of ballots counted from elections a day earlier in some 1,000 small cities and towns, the 5-Star Movement had … Continue reading

The Latest: President Trump arrives in Brussels
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The Latest: President Trump arrives in Brussels

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 4:12 p.m. President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels Wednesday afternoon ahead of meetings with NATO leaders. Trump was harshly critical of NATO as a candidate, declaring the military alliance “obsolete.” He’s also criticized member countries for not following NATO … Continue reading

Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC
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Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a tying homer and Rougned Odor delivered a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the ninth inning that carried Venezuela past Italy 4-3 on Monday, March 13, night and into the second round of the World Baseball Classic. In a one-game tiebreaker that determined the final team … Continue reading

Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power
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Comic’s party wins Italy mayoral races, eyes national power

ROME (AP) — An anti-establishment party founded by a comic has triumphed in Italian mayoral runoff elections, trouncing Premier Matteo Renzi’s candidates in Rome and another key city and turning its sights Monday, June 20,2016 toward its next goal — national power. The 5-Star Movement candidate in Rome, Virginia Raggi, a lawyer with a three-year … Continue reading

Ferragamo creative director Giornetti leaving after 16 years
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Ferragamo creative director Giornetti leaving after 16 years

MILAN (AP) — Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, is leaving the fashion house after 16 years. In a statement, Ferragamo thanked Giornetti for his commitment and collaboration and said it was taking the opportunity of the departure to “revisit our approach to creativity.” Giornetti entered Ferragamo in 2000 as menswear designer and in 2011 became the brand’s creative … Continue reading

Apple boss Cook says he’ll resist UK government spy law plan
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Apple boss Cook says he’ll resist UK government spy law plan

DUBLIN (AP) — Tech giant Apple will resist the British government’s efforts to get access to encrypted data through a new spying law, CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday. Last week, Britain published a draft law that seeks to ensure that telecommunication companies “provide wider assistance to law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies in … Continue reading

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400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say. The books, “Stirpium Historiae” and “Rariorm Plantarum Historia Anno 1601,” were taken from Italy’s Historical … Continue reading

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Stolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in NY

  NEW YORK (AP) — Decades after being stolen in Italy, an ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting were returned to the country’s government Tuesday after turning up in New York. The handover marked the latest case of U.S. authorities helping Italy and other countries reclaim what they see as cultural patrimony. “For decades, two significant pieces … Continue reading